Tamil Nadu: SC to announce verdict on corruption case against Sasikala tomorrow

Meanwhile, AG Mukul Rohatgi has suggested Tamil Nadu governor C. Vidyasagar Rao to hold the floor test within a week, citing a Supreme Court judgment.

Tamil Nadu: SC to announce verdict on corruption case against Sasikala tomorrow

As the power struggle between Tamil Nadu's caretaker Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and AIADMK general secretary Sasikala in the party strengthens, the Supreme Court is likely to pronounce a verdict in a corruption case against Sasikala tomorrow evening.

The verdict on the Disproportionate Assets case, in which Sasikala is a co-accused with late Jayalaithaa,  is likely to decide the future of Tamil Nadu and also the political career of Sasikala.


Reports said an acquittal in the case would let Sasikala legally take oath as Chief Minister, while she will be otherwise sent to jail and will not be allowed to contest elections for six years if the court convicts her.

Meanwhile, AG Mukul Rohatgi has suggested Tamil Nadu governor C. Vidyasagar Rao to hold the floor test within a week, citing a Supreme Court judgment.

Earlier today, O Panneerselvam arrived at the Chief Minister's office after a week, increasing pressure on the MLAs in the Sasikala's Camp.

Currently, both the factions have presented their case before TN Governor Vidyasagar Rao, claiming the support of majority MLAs to form the government. However, the governor is reportedly waiting for the Supreme Court's verdict on the Disproportionate Assets case in which Sasikala is a co-accused.



Earlier, ten parliamentarians, including 8 Lok Sabha MPs and 2 Rajya Sabha MPs, extended support to Panneerselvam after deserting Sasikala. The Panneerselvam camp has now the support of 10 of the 50 AIADMK MPs after Senguttuvan of Vellore, Jayasingh of Tuticorin, R P Marutharaja of Perambalur, Rajya Sabha MP, R Lakshmanan and S Rajendran of Villupuram joined the camp.

Meanehile,  Sasikala earlier met AIADMK MLAs housed at a private resort in Kuvathur  and asked the lawmakers to “stay strong`’, claiming that that she will form the government in 72 hours.



She earlier attacked the opposite camp, saying the same situation occurred during Jayalalithaa’s time and the same group which went against Jayalalithaa is now attacking her.

The Sasikala’s camp had earlier claimed that she has the support of 127 legislators, including 27 ministers. AIADMK has 135 legislators in the 235-member assembly.

However, recent reports said more leaders changing their position, leaving the state assembly into crisis. Pannerselvam needs to have the support of at least 90 legislators to escape the anti-defection law, and should receive the backing of at least 118 legislators to become the Chief Minister.